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(Dé)Construire l’archive

Abstract : Archivists and historians usually consider archives as repositories of historical sources and the archivist as a neutral custodian. Sociologists and anthropologists see “the archive” also as a system of collecting, categorizing, and exploiting memories. Archivists are hesitantly acknowledging their role in shaping memories. However archival holdings, archival documents, archival institutions, and archival systems contain tacit narratives which must be deconstructed in order to understand the meanings of archives. Although Technology is not the only factor to determine the structure and the content of archives because cognitive and cultural factors also play an important role, the structure and the writing depend on it.
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Eric Ketelaar. (Dé)Construire l’archive. Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps, La contemporaine, 2006, L’historien face à l’ordre informatique : classification et histoire, 82 (2), pp.65-70. ⟨10.3917/mate.082.0065⟩. ⟨hal-03727358⟩

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